Precision Ag News 5/2

Carrie Muehling

  • The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President & CEO Daren Coppock released a statement applauding the Biden Administration’s announcement updating the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technology (GREET) model and including regenerative agricultural practices in the sustainable aviation fuel emissions calculation.
  • For more than 15-years, the CropLife Ag Tech Awards of Excellence, sponsored by the Global Ag Tech Alliance, has honored individuals who demonstrate exceptional work in the use and adoption of precision and digital agriculture technologies and practices. There will be one winner from each of the following categories: Crop Advisor/Entrepreneur, Educator/Researcher, Precision Farmer, and Ag Technology Legacy. The award program has honored more than 60 individuals and organizations since the program commenced in 2007. The winners will be honored during the awards ceremony at the 2024 Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo July 29 – 31 in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • AgTech PR, a global communications firm specializing in agriculture technology, announced its inaugural Advisory Board composed of leaders driving transformative change in agriculture. Advisors will provide AgTech PR with industry insights and strategic guidance to help advance the organization’s purpose.
  • DPH Biologicals’ RegenAphex received the first runner-up BioAgTech Innovator Award at the annual BioAgTech World Congress, a gathering of leaders from across the agriculture industry to share the latest technological advances in biologicals. RegenAphex, a plant-based liquid humus extract, fosters biological product innovation to improve soil and crop health by providing a superfood base of readily available organic carbon.
  • Rantizo announced the addition of a new drone option – the XAG P100 Pro.
  • The BioAgTech World Congress 2024, held in Raleigh, NC April 22-26, included a visit to the N.C. State Plant Sciences Initiative, including opening remarks from North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, highlighting North Carolina’s agricultural challenges and opportunities. Three awards were presented at the event – BioAgTech Sustainable Grower, Lifetime Achiever, and Innovator Awards.
  • In a first of its kind effort to assess the environmental footprint of pesticide use, CropLife America (CLA) commissioned the University of Arkansas, led by researchers Dr. Marty Matlock and Dr. Greg Thoma, to conduct an independent three-year cradle-to-farmgate Life Cycle Assessment that comprehensively evaluates the environmental benefits and impacts of pesticide application in the cultivation of corn, cotton, and soybeans in the U.S.. The study examined crop productivity with and without pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides) for three crops. The completed assessment successfully underwent an independent third-party ISO review.
  • The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) and AgGateway, two global non-profit associations working to ensure the interoperability between agricultural brands and technology platforms, announced their participation in the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) second “Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall” event. The event will provide the opportunity for the Nation’s policymakers to see that together the associations are providing a foundation that is critical in shaping sustainable agriculture.
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